The Immigration History Research Center and Archives share a mission to promote interdisciplinary research on migration, race, and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world; develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee experiences, especially in the U.S.; and support public programming and outreach efforts that connect U.S. immigration history research to contemporary issues and communities.
Currently on display in the first floor gallery at the Elmer L. Andersen Library: "Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota." The exhibit features items from the rich Finnish American holdings of the IHRC Archives. Open through the end of January 2015. More information.
Finding aids are online guides to the collections in the IHRC Archives.
Search thousands of photographs, illustrations, texts, and other archival materials selected from the IHRCA's collections using the UMedia Archive.
IHRCA's books are catalogued by the University of Minnesota Libraries and their bibliographic records are accessible in the online public access catalogue MNCAT.
IHRC Archives will have very limited or no staffing during the last two weeks of 2014. The University is closed Thursday and Friday, December 25-26, 2014 and also Thursday-Friday, January 1-2, 2015. If you intend to visit the archives during the two-week period, it is necessary to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 17 to ensure availability of materials in the reading room. We will be unable to serve walk-in researchers. Thank you for your cooperation.(Continue Reading)December 8th, 2014